‘American Pie 4′ Locks Down 3 Original Cast Members

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 19th, 2013 at 12:32 pm,

Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy have all signed on to return for the fourth installment of the American Pie franchise, which has now been titled, American Reunion.

Biggs played the lead character of Jim Levenstein in the original American Pie trilogy, and Levy played his father. Scott of course played the now-iconic Steve Stifler, a role which first made the actor famous.

We’ve known for some time that a fourth American Pie was coming, and that the intention was to reunite the original cast members rather than continuing down the beaten path of American Pie spinoffs, which have been filling direct-to-DVD bargain bins for over half a decade now. Harold & Kumar writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg will both write and direct American Reunion.

The plot of the film (as if it’s hard to guess from the title) would find the Pie gang reuniting after some time (likely a decade) to attend…oh, I don’t know…a high school reunion? Of course there would be an equal mix of comedy and heart as the boys-turned-men reflect on adult life and all the memories of their mischievous youthful years.

THR reports that Universal Pictures is still in talks with other original cast members like Thomas Ian Nicholas (Kevin), Tara Reid (Vicky), Chris Klein (Oz), Mena Suvari (Heather) and Jennifer Coolidge (Stifler’s Mom) to all return as well. (What about Fitch?)

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Will the entire original cast come back?

American Reunion might inspire fearful thoughts of other old-friends-as-older-men comedies gone wrong (Grown Ups, looking at you…); but then again, Hurwitz and Schlossberg made magic (in my opinion) when they were able to both write and direct Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, so at the moment I’m actually optimistic that they can do something great with American Reunion.

This franchise is tied to my own memories of high school (the first one left quite the impression back then), so I’m will be going into this new installment with warm feelings of nostalgia. Hopefully those feelings won’t be crushed.

Right now American Reunion is slated for release sometime in 2012.

Source: THR

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  1. Please, please do not mess this up.

  2. It’s Finch. Not Fitch.

    • Finchy!

  3. I hope they do this movie justice the direct to dvd ones really suck….I know Jason Biggs is gonna take one for the team….and do something unforgettable…first one the pie, second one glueing himself lol, third one shaving and messing up the cake.

  4. I would be there for it! I loved the movies! What happened to oz in the third movie anyway?

    • Hopefully they explain that in 4th by way of him being dead, Oz was the worst character.

  5. And what about Alyson Hannigan? With her successful career taking off (and rightly so, I might add) would she be interested in returning to the franchise?

    • “With her successful career taking off”

      What?

      • I don’t know, she’s only been in one of the most popular cult shows of the last 15 years, currently on a very successful and highly popular show on CBS with a steady resume to date. Just sayin’.

  6. The only one I don’t want back from the original is Tara Reid, everyone is should be in it. Even “Oz”

  7. Geee… They were actually able to get Eugene Levy to sign up for an American Pie sequel. That’s impressive. [/sarcasm] lol

  8. I want The Sherminator!!

  9. someone once told me that Seann William Scott, did the first installment free, just so he could be part of it because he knew it would launch his career?

    is this true?

  10. gotta have finch on there.

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